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Famous Poets & Poetry: Classical Era

Classic poets are the ones which started it all. They created and wrote many of the genres you think about when it comes to poetry. Other than Shakespeare, these poets generally aren't given the attention they deserve.

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Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri
Known as "the Supreme Poet".
Anne Bradstreet
Anne Bradstreet
The first American poet.
Gaius Valerius Catullus
Catullus
One of the most liberal poets.
Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer
The father of English literature.
John Donne
John Donne
A priest and metaphysical poet.
Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson
An English Renaissance author.
Lao Tzu
Lao Tzu
The founder of philosophical Taoism.
Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Marlowe
A principal Elizabethan writer.
Andrew Marvell
Andrew Marvell
An English metaphysical poet.
John Milton
John Milton
A preeminent English authors.
Mawlawi Rumi
Mawlawi Rumi
A Persian poet from the Sufism school.
Sappho
Sappho
One of the "nine lyric poets".
William Shakespeare
Shakespeare
The Bard of Avon.